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DICK'S Sporting Goods Announces Relocated Store to Open This Week at Cranberry Crossroads in Cranberry Township, PA Weekend of festivities includes appearances by Larry Foote, Jamie Dixon, Neil Walker and more

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PITTSBURGH, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DICK'S Sporting Goods (NYSE: DKS), the largest U.S. based full-line sporting goods retailer, will be opening its relocated store this week at Cranberry Crossing, 2021 Mackenzie Way. The store will open its doors on Wednesday, October 17 and celebrate its launch with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, October 19 at 8:00 a.m. Special extended store hours will also be in effect for Friday (8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.), Saturday (8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.) and Sunday (9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)

DICK'S Sporting Goods also has a variety of special athlete appearances and giveaways scheduled to celebrate the relocation.

On Friday, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Larry Foote will be meeting and greeting customers from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.* Foote's career with the Steelers began in 2002 and has included two Super Bowl Championships. During the 2005 AFC Championship Game, Foote ended a comeback rally by the Denver Broncos by intercepting quarterback Jake Plummer's pass. The Steelers went on to win to win Super Bowl XL. 

Additionally on Friday, there will be a Mystery Gift Card Giveaway for the first 100 adults in line, who will receive unmarked DICK'S Sporting Goods gift cards in varying denominations from $5 to $500, with one person winning the $500 card. (Limit one per person and must be 18 years or older.)

Saturday's schedule will feature a special appearance by University of Pittsburgh men's basketball head coach Jamie Dixon from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.** Dixon has been the head men's basketball coach at the University of Pittsburgh since 2003, and during that time he has compiled a 238-77 record.  He has led the Panthers to eight NCAA Tournament appearances, including an appearance in the Elite Eight in 2009, and has won numerous national coaching awards.

Additional appearances on Saturday include professional bass angler Skeet Reese from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.*** and fly-fishing author and lifelong Pennsylvania resident Charles Meck from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.***

Professional second baseman and Pittsburgh native Neil Walker will round out the week's festivities with an in-store appearance on Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.****  Walker was one of the National League's top rookies in 2010 when he hit .296.  In 2011, he placed among the league leaders in doubles, and this season set a career-high in home runs. Pittsburgh Penguins mascot "Iceburgh" will also be meeting and greeting customers on Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.***

Throughout the weekend, customers will be able to enter for the chance to win an Epic A35T Treadmill and a Nishiki Kinzua29 Limited Edition bicycle. There will also be opportunities for customers to meet with certified bike and lodge technicians and PGA/LPGA professionals, as well as additional activities throughout the store.  More details on all promotions are available at the store location.  

"We're pleased to be opening an expanded and enhanced DICK'S Sporting Goods store in Cranberry Township, which will enable us to better serve the needs of athletes in the community," said Lauren Hobart, DICK'S Sporting Goods Chief Marketing Officer. "With our unsurpassed customer service and the best equipment in the industry, we look forward to continued success in Cranberry Township and welcoming customers to this new location."

The Cranberry Township location will be the retailer's 36th store in the state of Pennsylvania and its 506th store nationwide.

Visit www.dickssportinggoodsonline.com/Grand_Open/Cranberry/ for more event details and directions.

* Beginning at 8:00am local time, 350 wristbands will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the store on the day of event only.  Limit one wristband and one autograph per person.  Fans must have a wristband and must be in the Special Appearance line by 6:00PM to receive an autograph.  Times and appearances are subject to change without notice. See store for details.

**Beginning at 8:00am local time, 250 wristbands will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the store on the day of event only.  Limit one wristband and one autograph per person.  Fans must have a wristband and must be in the Special Appearance line by 10:00AM to receive an autograph.  Times and appearances are subject to change without notice. See store for details.

***Limit one autograph per person.  Autographs will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis at the store on the day of event only.  Times and appearances are subject to change without notice. See store for details.

**** Beginning at 9:00am local time, 350 wristbands will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the store on the day of event only.  Limit one wristband and one autograph per person.  Fans must have a wristband and must be in the Special Appearance line by 11:00AM to receive an autograph.  Times and appearances are subject to change without notice. See store for details.

About DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc.

DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. is an authentic full-line sporting goods retailer offering a broad assortment of brand name sporting goods equipment, apparel and footwear in a specialty store environment. The Company also owns and operates Golf Galaxy, LLC, a golf specialty retailer. As of September 21, 2012, the Company operated 500 DICK'S Sporting Goods stores in 44 states, 81 Golf Galaxy stores in 30 states and eCommerce websites and catalog operations for DICK'S Sporting Goods and Golf Galaxy. DICK'S Sporting Goods, Inc. news releases are available at http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/investors.  The Company's website is not part of this release.

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